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Texas politician's internet ad features gentleman electrocuted while peeing (video)

2 years agoOdd : Boing Boing

Roland Sledge is a 66-year-old Houston energy lawyer running for a seat on the Texas state commission that regulates the oil and gas industries. In the YouTube ad above, the Republican candidate stares into the camera while standing in a pasture, and riffs on a Will Rogers quote: “Isn’t it about time we elected political [...]
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United States / Austin : Austinist (2 years ago)

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Politics : Lawyers, Guns & Money (2 years ago)

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